[Distutils] [final version?] PEP 513 - A Platform Tag for Portable Linux Built Distributions

Glyph Lefkowitz glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Wed Feb 17 07:12:10 EST 2016

> On Feb 16, 2016, at 11:55 PM, Robert T. McGibbon <rmcgibbo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 4:10 PM, Glyph Lefkowitz <glyph at twistedmatrix.com <mailto:glyph at twistedmatrix.com>> wrote:
> This whole section is about a tool to automatically identify possible issues with these wheels - https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0513/#auditwheel <https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0513/#auditwheel> - so I don't even really know what you mean by this comment.  I thought that the existence of this tool is one of the best parts of this PEP!
> Oh cool! Thanks, Glyph! I had a lot of fun writing it.

It really cuts to the heart of the problem with python builds: you can accidentally depend on some aspect of the platform in a way which requires nuanced understanding of the native build toolchain to understand.  For what it's worth this is definitely a problem on OS X and Windows as well (accidentally depending on homebrew or chocolatey for example); any chance you'll be extending it to deal with 'dumpbin' and 'otool' as well as 'ldd'?

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